Mississippi Choctaw court hears dispute over casino referendum (August 24, 2010)

Three members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians went to tribal court on Monday to ask for a reservation-wide referendum on a controversial casino project. The tribal council voted 8-7 to build a casino near Sandersville. Vickie Rangel, Austin...

Forest County Potawatomi revenues fall more than five percent (August 24, 2010)

Revenues at the casino owned by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin fell by more than five percent in the last year, he Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Potawatomi Bingo Casino saw a net win of about $350 million...

Turtle Talk: Big news from BIA on revenue sharing and compacts (August 24, 2010)

"Here are my general personal observations, not on behalf of any clients or my firm: (1) The language regarding a general proportionality test to measure whether tribal revenue sharing payments roughly correspond to benefits conferred by the state is broader...

New NIGC chair speaks at Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (August 24, 2010)

Tracie Stevens, the first woman to lead the National Indian Gaming Commission, delivered the keynote at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association conference on Monday. Stevens pledged to consult tribes on gaming issues. She said the NIGC will continue to...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band pays off gaming loan four years early (August 24, 2010)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi of Michigan paid off a $35 million gaming loan four years early. The tribe secured the financing to buy 2,680 slot machines for the FireKeepers Casino. Just a year after opening the...